Guy Who Wants To Force Americans On To Trains Mentions How Often They Derail

Kinda weird, doing back to back posts on the Ohio train derailment, but, this goes more to ‘climate change’ (and incompetence)

Buttigieg notes Ohio getting ‘particularly high amount of attention,’ while trains derail ‘1000’ times a year

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg emphasized to Yahoo! Finance Live the large number of train derailments in this country while the train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, has gotten the most “attention.”

Buttigieg continues to face backlash after he was slow to discuss the train derailment causing toxic chemicals to pollute the East Palestine and the surrounding region. He finally addressed the disaster on Monday night, 10 days after the train crashed.

Buttigieg was asked by Yahoo! Finance about what the Transportation Department is doing.

“Look, rail safety is something that has evolved a lot over the years, but there’s clearly more that needs to be done because while this horrible situation has gotten a particularly high amount of attention, there are roughly 1,000 cases a year of a train derailing,” he said.

Is Pete right? Actually, he undercounted them

(The Hill) From 1990, the first year the BTS began tracking derailments and injuries on a yearly basis, to 2021, there have been 54,539 accidents in which a train derailed. That’s an average of 1,704 derailments per year.

Dude! In 2022 they came off the tracks 1,044 times, and, really, back in 1975 there were 6,328 derailments. But, even 1,000 is pretty wild. How often do you hear about them? Unless there is a lot of damage or someone is killed, it’s not even really news. And, in my business, which uses trains to ship pretty much every vehicle, I’ve never heard of it happening. I tend to read, mostly going for Devils and Giants news, but, I’ll see the other stuff, plus the NY Times and NY Post, yet, I almost never see anything about derailments.

That said, this is an administration which is chock full of climate cultists who want to force Everyone Else into taking mass transit and out of fossil fueled vehicles and planes, including trains, lite rail, high speed trains, and metros. Sure, there are way more auto accidents, but, there are way more cars. Rail doesn’t seem all that safe, to go with it taking a heck of a lot longer to get anywhere.

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11 Responses to “Guy Who Wants To Force Americans On To Trains Mentions How Often They Derail”

  1. H says:

    Obama signed an order mandating all trains carrying dangerous cargo to be equipped with ECP modules. Electronic Computer Modules ABS systems. They monitor the brakes/axels. The Ohio train derailed because of a wheel bearing failure. Trump of course cancelled that EO,because it would cut into the profits of his friends our elites. Some people think that BIG GOVERNMENT doesn’t need to regulate the free market. Trump was always trying to force Americans out of trains and into cars.

    • drowningpuppies says:

      So johnnie boy knows as much about trains as Mayor Buttboy.

      Buddha Saves!×300.png

      Bwaha! Lolgfy

    • Down on the Corner says:

      Biden has been president for 2 plus years.

      From Newsweek. A left-leaning rag.

      “”Nor have rail regulators in Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg’s department proposed reinstating the safety rule in question, The Lever reported. A spokesperson for the FRA told the outlet that it was continuing to evaluate ECP brakes to improve safety.””

      It is not Trump’s fault. I know it’s really handy to just blame Trump or Bush for everything but this is not Trump’s fault any more than it is Bush’s.

      It is Ukraine’s Fault. We send all our pennies, nickels, and dimes to them while our cities look like refugee shelters with so many homeless shitting on the sidewalks. Meanwhile Biden wants to tax waitresses cookie jars by having IRS agents audit restaraunts to make sure Waitresses are claiming every dime they earn.

      No wonder he can’t afford to send FEMA to help clean up TOXIC WASTE. His buddies in Ukraine won’t benefit from this cleanup and the rest of the government is busy going after Black waitresses who are not claiming their tips which would only mean they get back more EARNED INCOME and not less if they followed the rules to the letter.

    • Jl says:

      Actually, Johnny-it’s the libs who try try to “force” people into a particular mode of transportation. See Brandon vs the U.S. et al.
      Or the European Union vs Europe et al, ect. That you would mention Trump (even if true) without mentioning the left doing the same thing on a much bigger scale is….well, that’s why you’re Buddha Johnny taking a few too many tokes…as DP says..

  2. alanstorm says:

    Got any evidence for this EO/negative EO? Hey, for once I think it’s actually possible, but needs documentation.

    I still doubt it, given the source, but it could happen.

    Trump was always trying to force Americans out of trains and into cars.


    No. 50% is 100% better than your usual, though.

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  4. H says:

    Did you even try to do a search yourself ? It is up to you to try and do it first. If you try and vant verify it only then you should ask for help. Weren’t you taught that in school?
    Feb 8 2023
    Rail Companies blocked safety rules ….
    David Sirota Julia block

    They said costs outweighed benefits.
    There are many other articles
    Read them
    Take notes
    Then report back to the class on what you found .
    For extra credit write a report on Electronic Computer Pneumatic brakes and why you think they should be/not be used on all trains carrying dangerous cargo
    Willful ignorance is not an acceptable defense.
    Teach that goes for you.
    While train travel might not “seem” safe to you, it is safer than bus or car travel. Your prejudice against mass transportation blinds you to facts. If you got out of your bubble and personally daw how modern trains in Gyna Japan Europe move people you might wake up.
    Updates!! No the earth is not flat and no the election was not rigged or stolen

    • drowningpuppies says:

      So johnnie boy dismisses the previous inactions of his boy Obama and the dems in order to blame Trump?
      Have another toke, Buddha boy.

      Bwaha! Lolgfy

      • CarolAnn says:

        That radical fascist is always like that. He always finds a way to blame Trump. We saw that last week when the Chinese balloon was allowed to fly over the country and he immediately claimed Trump did it too. It’s always the same with these narcissistic nitwits. Never at fault, always right, never say they’re sorry.

        Oh, and lie like hell.

        This is a kakistocracy. We would have better leadership if positions were filled by lottery.

    • alanstorm says:

      Sorry, child, YOU make the claim, YOU provide the evidence.

      Your prejudice against mass transportation blinds you to facts.

      What prejudice, child? I love train travel. Do it more if we had a functional passenger rail system. What I DON’T like is being forced to use it, like liberals want.

      Willful ignorance is not an acceptable defense.

      The irony is amazing…or would be, from anyone else. From you, it’s not unexpected.

  5. alanstorm says:

    But the company’s lobby group nonetheless pressed for the rule’s repeal, telling regulators that it would “impose tremendous costs without providing offsetting safety benefits.”

    That argument won out with Trump officials — and the Biden administration has not moved to reinstate the brake rule or expand the kinds of trains subjected to tougher safety regulations.

    From H’s article. He is arguing that this one crash means the cost/benefit ration is inverted. Assumes facts not in evidence, counselor. Planes still crash, with horrific effects, but we still have them. We also note that Brandon has not seen fit to change things, even with his zeal for regulating everything.

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